Starting a Cooperative in Finland

The Mission


Start your planning with the formulation of the mission. The mission summarizes what the cooperative is for and what it aims to achieve (in response to which need, for whom, what). When considering the mission, the cooperative members get an idea of the basic purpose of the enterprise, which will later govern their activities. It is worth remembering that the cooperative’s purpose is always of a cooperative nature: the cooperative pursues an economic activity to support the household or the profession of its members, who will take benefit of the cooperative services. The mission can describe underlying values for the cooperative’s functioning and define its line of activities. The mission is stated briefly and unequivocally.

For example:

” The mission of the Cooperative Down is to provide support to the industry of its members by the refining of down and producing marketing services for the down products of its members.”